Fab Lab Barcelona is launching a competition to grant two scholarships for students from Ethiopia to participate in the Fab Academy educational program. The competition is been established with the collaboration of Spanish Agency of International Development Cooperation (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, AECID).
The Fab Academy is a newly created platform, driven by the international network of Fab Labs, which promotes the training of people in the principles, applications and implications of digital fabrication.
The program will be developed in Barcelona from September 2009 to May 2010 at the headquarters of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia. Students will participate in an international program in which they will learn multiple techniques in digital fabrication.
After the finalization of the program, Fab Lab Bcn in collaboration with AECID will assist in the installation of a Fab Lab in the participant´s city of origin to encourage the invention and creation of local platforms for social and economical development.
This platform will pursue the promotion of economic projects using the Internet as the main tool for networking.
- Be a citizen from Ethiopia or Peru.
- English language.
- Must be 18 to 45 years old.
- Ability to develop and work on group projects
- Basic computer skills
- Academic Background
- Reference to previous works (written, images, videos, etc)
- A new proposal of creation: Philosophical, Economical, Technological, Visual, Musical, etc.
The scholarship will be 25,000 Euros per person, and it will be managed by IaaC.
Including: Tuition fee :: Handling :: Accomodation :: Materials :: Air tickets
Must send their applications to: email from May 21st until June 21st (July 7th for Peru applicants).